"Footprints" Plaque

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Project by William posted 09-03-2012 01:01 AM 2094 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It may not look like much, but this has been another one of those challenging projects. It measure two feet across, and three feet high. Each line of text is cut out on the scroll saw and carefully glued into place. The backer board is cottonwood stained with Minwax Dark Walnut stain. The letters and border are plain cottonwood. The oval overlay pieces on top of the border are walnut. Then it is all finished with Minwax Brushable Clear Laquer. There is a keyhole slot cut in the back to hang it on the wall.
This is another Berry Basket Collection pattern. You can purchase the plans here if you’d like to make one yourself. The plans are instantly downloadable in PDF format as soon as you checkout. You simply pay, and print out the seventeen pages of plans. Then you have to line up the plans on where it tells you and tape it all together. Then you can go to work on it.


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#1 posted 09-03-2012 01:06 AM

Might not look like much William? You under estimate yourself, that looks like an ungodly amount of work went into it and it came out awesome! Youve got some patience .. and a steady hand to boot.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 01:44 AM

You have too much shop time William…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Keith Fenton

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 01:53 AM

Yeah that’s a heck of a lot of cutting time! Really nice project!

-- Scroll saw patterns @

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 02:13 AM

Awesome work.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 03:13 AM

As always William, phenomenal.
Bottle some of your persistence and send me up a bit will ya. :)

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 03:22 AM

Wow William! That is A LOT of very patient work.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 03:30 AM

Thank you all.
I will let ya’ll in on a secret.
I have been down in my back lately.
With that hurricane that came through this past week, I knew I’d be down in my back. So before it hit, I planed all the wood and printed out all the patterns and such so that I would have something to do while the storm moved through instead of sitting at home in pain. This is the result. With all the stand up work done, all I had to do during this down spell was sit at the scroll saw and work away.
If only I could always predict when I would be down, I could do this more often.

Thank you all again. I’m glad ya’ll like it.


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#8 posted 09-03-2012 03:53 AM


-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 05:05 AM

I agree with chrisstef – looks like a challenging job well executed.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#10 posted 09-03-2012 07:21 AM

Much? Looks like a LOT to me! Extremely impressive!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 09-03-2012 08:16 AM

William, I can’t believe your opening line! This piece is so impressive. All I seem to be able to produce on the scroll is the odd broken blade and yet MORE firewood!

Thanks for your patience, and yet another inspiring piece of work,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#12 posted 09-03-2012 08:34 AM

What a lovely piece William. I have been scrolling full time for about 20 years, and I don’t know if I could set and do that straight through the day. How many hours would you say it took you

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 09-03-2012 08:49 AM

Beautiful work William! It is awesome! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#14 posted 09-03-2012 08:56 AM

William that is a truly amazing piece

Glad the planning worked out


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 09-03-2012 10:32 AM

Wow! Beautiful work! This one is a real test for one’s patience and focus. How long did it take to finish the job.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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